2018: A Year of Emerging Threats, Opportunities for Kidney Care
In 2017, charitable giving in the United States topped $400 billion – a mind-boggling, all-time high. Even amid a contentious political atmosphere, individual Americans, foundations, and corporations remained solidly committed to philanthropy and supporting those in need.
Optimism Abound for the Next Generation of Kidney Care
Through a groundbreaking public-private partnership, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) in April to much fanfare. In order to better address the healthcare needs of 850 million people living with kidney diseases worldwide, KidneyX will kickstart the development of new medications, medical devices, digital health tools, and other products.